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Babaru of The South Seas

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by: an ethnographic novel by john olin
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Publication Date: February 14, 2014
Book Size: 6" x 9"
Pages: 304
Binding: Perfect Bound
ISBN: 9781620309971

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Book Synopsis
Mentored by anthropologist George Beal, sixteen-year old redhead Davy Match of Baltimore goes to the South Pacific in search of the endangered leatherback sea turtle and the Mota people who protect it. He joins a local boy, Abraham Iringikeri. They canoe their dugout over clear lagoons, walk through noisy rainforest, and ride the tail of a typhoon past a taboo headland. Their journey brings them face to face with a forest girl, a wild man, a sorcerer, and giant turtles and crocodiles. Joining the boys are Niki Motari from the village of Shell Money Reef and many other children and youths who make a courageous effort to protect Mother Babaru and restore the clan which carries her name. The book is based on ethnographic research by the author and the story hinges on a Melanesian myth and the impact of climate change on the leatherbacks' nesting beaches.

This is the first book in the coming of age trilogy, The Adventures of Davy Match, followed by 'The Chocolate Dam' and 'Red Sky'.
Customer Comments
Posted: April 7, 2014
Customer comment 5 star rating
Well written and researched. Exciting adventure story.
About The Author
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Explorer ethnographer John Olin in the Solomon Islands
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